Plans submitted for a new logistics and manufacturing park at Dalton 49

15 February 2021

Developers Opus North and Rougemont have submitted outline planning permission for Dalton 49 Thirsk, a new 43-acre logistics park, to Hambleton District Council. Formerly part of RAF Dalton, the site is capable of delivering around 650,000 sq. ft. of much needed employment space.


Situated next to the existing Dalton Airfield Industrial, Estate the proposed plans will create a regionally significant employment site with hundreds of jobs. The scheme will provide modern buildings and facilities to meet the needs of occupier businesses, employees and investors by provision of a range of unit sizes and types.

Following the recent completion of the new bridge at Dalton, the site offers excellent access to the A19 and A1. Ryan Unsworth, Development Director at Ilkley-based Opus North, one of the region’s most active developers commented:


“Yorkshire will represent around 30 per cent of all the UK logistics take-up this year, as the region remains so attractive to occupiers. Dalton 49 Thirsk is one of the most connected locations in North Yorkshire and being a cost-effective alternative for occupiers, in comparison to other Yorkshire industrial hubs, we have already had interest from businesses looking for space to improve supply chains or expand into new premises.”


A carefully considered site layout will ensure the development is sympathetic to nearby properties and its wider landscape by incorporating new tree planting, habitats and sustainable drainage features. Dalton 49 Thirsk will be a sustainable, efficient and contemporary addition to the existing Dalton Airfield Industrial Estate.


James Craven, Managing Director of specialist investment manager, Rougemont said: “We look forward to working closely with Hambleton District Council to achieve an outline planning application for around 650,000 sq. ft. of industrial and distribution accommodation to service the shortage of availability between Leeds and the North East.”

“The location is already home to successful engineering, manufacturing and distribution companies and with the improved transport links it has the potential to provide a significant additional employment boost and facilities to the area,” he continued.


Lindsay Ross, spokesman for the owners of Dalton New Bridge, added: “This proposal by Dalton 49 Thirsk is a substantial portion of our land at Dalton and as such is an extension to the long standing and successful employment centre at Dalton. With the recent addition of the new bridge the proposal stands to be a positive and dynamic location for business; good for logistics and for growth”.


Dalton 49 Thirsk ( is being marketed by joint agents Dove Haigh Phillips and Colliers International.

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